We’re excited for the weekend. Cooler weather is on the way and we get more time to work on a few house projects. The Jillian Rene Decor pillow giveaway reminded me of pillow fight fun. My sisters and I had pillow fights and now V and E do.
Liz S, the winner of a $50 Jillian Rene Decor store credit, was involved in sock fights. Ha, never tried that!
On a more serious note, we’ve been busy buying things for the mountain house. 50 4 foot by 8 foot by 1 1/4 inch sheets of recycled (pulled off a remodeled building) polystyrene insulation thanks to Craigslist.
Similar products cost $18 per sheet at Home Depot. Ben will use this to insulate the back basement wall, which now has only framework and sheet rock. We’re hoping to score more through Craigslist and local recycle companies to wrap the house before we install new siding.
Another necessary addition is this Killer Whale by Pur Vac.
Sure, we have a central vacuüm already, but it is super lame. It sucks so little that it sucks so much. And only low voltage was run to the outlets, so it can’t support a rug attachment head. Oh, and it turns on as soon as the hose is plugged in, which has worn down the motor. Cleaning dog hair out of our rugs with the current vacuüm and hardwood floor head is not easy.
Ben has some wiring to run to get this behemoth hung in the garage. Actually, we don’t have enough room in the house electrical panel, so Ben is working on adding another to the garage. The previous owner ran wiring for a future shop/garage and we’re using that. As if we didn’t have enough irons in the fire, Ben tore down the wall separating the two storage rooms in the garage area. One month ago, after closing on the house, the storage room looked like this:
As of this morning, it looks like this:
Notice the square on the floor? That should help you get an idea of the wall placement. Soon, Ben wants to tear out the rest of the walls in this area to make room for his boat and give us room to park two cars in the garage.
Between knocking down walls and installing vacuums, he’ll have to add wire to each vacuüm port to power the new attachment kit we ordered.
That’s on our agenda this weekend. Maybe a little bathroom work for good measure.
What are you working on? Wall removal? Weekends just aren’t the same without demo work.